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Thursday, April 8, 2010
Remembering Mandu, the Princess. 1992-2009
My Mom says--Mandu, the girl before me was very special. She was the runt of the litter and never got too big. When she was 3 years old, she became very ill and spent the next 13 1/2 years on a special diet. She was very shy and would hide under the bed when visitors came. She really liked to fetch a small, soft ball. Her record fetching the ball was 83 times in a row. She also liked to ride around the house in a little wagon. She would sit tall and regal, enjoying every minute of the ride. If the wagon stopped, she would tap a wheel with her paw to try to get it going again. Her special talent was to alert Mom in the middle of the night if Dad's medical equipment stopped working. She would run to where Mom was sleeping, hop up on her chest, and start massaging her neck vigorously until Mom woke up to alert Dad. (She had a bad side, however. She could swear like a sailor, if you tried to trim her toenails.)